Loraine VanBlarcom of Independence Way died Wednesday morning at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, according to police spokesman Kyle Evans. She was admitted to the hospital Oct. 14, suffering from a severe beating allegedly inflicted by her son, Roger VanBlarcom, 45, using a baseball bat.
“The charge against Roger VanBlarcom has now been upgraded to first-degree murder,” Evans said. “Detective Doug Arrington took that (warrant) out this morning.”
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